Preakness Stakes Owner Silks Colors and Patterns

Following are the owners silks for the likely runners for this year’s 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (GI), set to be held on Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, Maryland.

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will be back to attempt to annex the second jewel of the Triple Crown and will be challenged by a field of at least nine others, including Derby runner-up Lookin’ at Lee and reigning juvenile champion Classic Empire, who will be back after a very troubled trip in the Run for the Roses. Some of the new shooters include Arkansas Derby (GI) runner-up C0nquest Mo Money and Illinois Derby winner Multiplier.


In alphabetical order, the probable field with trainers and jockeys…

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Margaret Ransom
California native and lifelong horsewoman Margaret Ransom is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. She got her start in racing working in the publicity departments at Calder Race Course and Hialeah Park, as well as in the racing office at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. She then spent six years in Lexington, KY, at where she helped create and develop the company’s popular newsletters, Handicapper’s Edge and Bloodstock Journal.

After returning to California, she served six years as the Southern California news correspondent for BloodHorse, assisted in the publicity department at Santa Anita Park and and was a contributor to many other racing publications, including HorsePlayer Magazine and Trainer Magazine. She then spent seven years at HRTV and in various roles as researcher, programming assistant, producer and social media and marketing manager. She has also walked hots and groomed runners, worked the elite sales in Kentucky for top-class consignors and volunteers for several race horse retirement organizations, including CARMA.

Margaret’s very first Breeders’ Cup was at Hollywood Park in 1984 and she has attended more than half of the Breeders’ Cups since. She counts Holy Bull as her favorite horse of all time. She lives in Pasadena with her longtime beau, Tony, three Australian Shepherds and one Golden Retriever.